As a Filmmaker, I am Wile E. Coyote

Wile E. Coyote:  My Filmmaking Hero When I am asked to speak to a group about filmmaking, I usually wear my favorite t-shirt with my hero on the front:  Wile E. Coyote.  I think all those Warner Bros. cartoons are brilliant but I really connect with Wile E. Coyote. ...

Adonis Unleashed in Athens, Ohio

Adonis launches in Athens, Ohio After years of planning, years of buying dollhouses and model railroad buildings, months of pre-production, a week of shooting, and three long years of green screen compositing, Adonis was finally ready to be introduced to the world. ...

Ernie Hudson, the Wizard of Adonis

How did you get Ernie Hudson, a Ghostbuster, in Adonis? Ernie Hudson is in Adonis.  I could probably stop the blog right there.  That’s an amazing and true statement but I’m going to continue to slobber on about how incredible it was to have THE Ernie Hudson as part...

Good Casting Makes the Director Look Good

Adonis Casting Made Directing Easy After Jimmy the dog was cast as Adonis, the next most important move was to fill Adonis with actors.  Even though the short film is set in a cartoon world with a very stylized plot, the characters had to be believable in order to...

How Planet of the Apes Created Adonis

Don’t let the bright colors and cute little buildings fool you:  the short film Adonis was born out of pain and misery.  I can honestly tell you that the idea for Adonis came from living through a challenging experience:  being an ape extra in Tim Burton’s Planet of...